We thought it was finally time to formally introduce the man behind Chuck E. Cheese’s incredible menu! Chef Gregory took the time to answer some questions on why he loves what he does. Thanks to our Chef, our pizzas are always fresh and never frozen! In fact, we make our dough fresh in-house, top it with 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese, and bake them fresh to order. No microwaves, no freezers, no kidding!
Q: Why did you become a Chef?
A: “From a very young age, I remember being in the kitchen cooking with my grandmother and mom and even cooking things myself. I guess I didn’t decide to be a Chef, I discovered I was one already and went from there.”
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: “Being of Italian heritage, the food of Italy and the Mediterranean have always been something that interests me and is a part of my life. The ingredients and techniques of the Mediterranean from Spain, Italy and Greece are among the greatest and most popular in the world for good reason. The focus on fresh ingredients and high quality is a philosophy that inspires me even today here at Chuck E Cheese’s.”
Q: What is your favorite food to cook?
A: “Pizza is one of my favorite things to make because of the process involved it making it the right way. You first must make a great dough. Making great dough and bread is one of the great culinary processes of all time. To make great dough it needs to be made fresh and follow a strict process, just like we do here at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Next, the sauce needs to be made with a great recipe, but also with the best ingredients like 100 percent vine ripened tomatoes. A vine ripened tomato has a sweetness that other tomatoes just don’t have. That’s why we use them in our sauce at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Next come great toppings like veggies hand cut every day, so that they are at their peak of texture and flavor and 100 percent whole milk mozzarella that has an unparalleled sweet flavor and a beautiful creamy texture.”